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Posted: 9/29/2009 1:32:41 PM EST
so is the pmc 55gr good enough for general shooting?it seems to get a bad rap,but it is available.any thoughts?339+12 shipping.
Link Posted: 9/29/2009 1:38:02 PM EST
PMC is gtg. Never given me any trouble. Shot 500 rds last week. All went bang, easy cleanup.
Link Posted: 9/29/2009 2:49:53 PM EST
PMC gtg for me, I have a shit ton of it never had a problem
Link Posted: 9/29/2009 5:11:11 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/29/2009 7:14:41 PM EST
Z has an autoscript set up for every thread in this forum, I think.
Link Posted: 9/29/2009 8:48:14 PM EST
I've never had a problem with pmc
Link Posted: 9/30/2009 5:10:43 AM EST
PMC is gtg with me as well! I'll be picking up 2000 rds next week .
Link Posted: 9/30/2009 8:16:32 AM EST
I prefer PRIVI but PMC is GTG and a tad cheaper.
Link Posted: 9/30/2009 9:04:05 AM EST
Good plinking ammo. I've shot a good bit of it. Never given me any problems.
Link Posted: 9/30/2009 2:10:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/15/2009 4:20:50 PM EST by Arbiter]
55 gr. PMC Bronze is good to go.

Put it on a Chrono two weeks ago.

ETA:

Sorry about not adding this information.

The Bronze is slower than I remember it being. Doesn't keep me from buying it though. I don't think the Zombies will care.

Sixty two degrees ambient temp.

Bushmaster 20" 5.56mm Nato Barrel.

Results: All measured in Feet Per Second @ 6 feet from muzzle.

PMC 223 Bronze: 3111, 3078, 3107, 3107, 3119, 3059, 3059, 3059, 3059

Federal XM193: 3326, 3332, 3324, 3345, 3350, 3369, 3405, 3390, 3388

S&B SS109 : 3195, 3148, 3148, 3148, 3239, 3216, 3182, 3213, 3202, 3131, 3205, 3178, 3214, 3223, 3226

Winchester (M855): 3179, 3163, 3163, 3176, 3154, 3137, 3132, 3178, 3120, 3123

YMMV

-Arbiter
Link Posted: 10/1/2009 6:11:02 AM EST
So, what were the results?
Link Posted: 10/1/2009 1:47:07 PM EST
GTG for target / plinking.
Link Posted: 10/13/2009 9:47:12 AM EST
I bought 1k rounds of PMC Bronze and have burned through about half that. No failures of any kind and the ammo is at least as accurate as I am. The price is competitive.
Link Posted: 10/13/2009 4:37:02 PM EST
PMC is GTG...get used to shooting it anyway, as Pirvi will not be shipping any more rifle ammunition till Jan. 2010.
Link Posted: 10/14/2009 10:18:23 AM EST
I have had great success with PMC in 223 it is the most accurate in my gun compared to fed american eagle ,walmart federal
s&b and remington, privi m193.
So far the only ammo that shoots more accurate than PMC is my own reloads using match bullets from sierra.
I have shot 500 rounds of PMC with no problems.
Link Posted: 10/14/2009 3:06:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/14/2009 3:08:11 PM EST by phoenix27]
Originally Posted By UBB:
I prefer PRIVI but PMC is GTG and a tad cheaper.

+1, what he said. Also very accurate in my 1/7 Colts.

Link Posted: 10/14/2009 3:13:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By Arbiter:
55 gr. PMC Bronze is good to go.

Put it on a Chrono two weeks ago.

ETA:

Sorry about not adding this information.

The Bronze is slower than I remember it being. Doesn't keep me from buying it though. I don't think the Zombies will care.

Sixty two degrees ambient temp.

Results: All measured in Feet Per Second @ 6 feet from muzzle.

PMC 223 Bronze: 3111, 3078, 3107, 3107, 3119, 3059, 3059, 3059, 3059

Federal XM193: 3326, 3332, 3324, 3345, 3350, 3369, 3405, 3390, 3388

S&B SS109 : 3195, 3148, 3148, 3148, 3239, 3216, 3182, 3213, 3202, 3131, 3205, 3178, 3214, 3223, 3226

Winchester (M855): 3179, 3163, 3163, 3176, 3154, 3137, 3132, 3178, 3120, 3123

YMMV

-Arbiter


Great info, thanks for taking the time to post it. That XM193 is HOT and the fave plinking round of all of my Colt 1/7 and RRA 1/8 ARs.
Link Posted: 10/15/2009 11:07:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/15/2009 11:08:54 AM EST by suprshootr]
I’ve never shot PMC in .223 but I tried some in 7.62X39 and it was the worst ammo I’ve ever used. The bullet pushed back into the case almost every time I chamber a round. Other ammo shot fine out of the same AK. PMC did replace the ammo for me in another caliber, but only after I had to repeatedly call and email. I won’t buy PMC unless it’s significantly cheaper than other options.

Originally Posted By BackDrop:
PMC is GTG...get used to shooting it anyway, as Pirvi will not be shipping any more rifle ammunition till Jan. 2010.


How do you know this?
Link Posted: 10/15/2009 11:14:32 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/15/2009 11:15:44 AM EST by kap_x]

Originally Posted By Arbiter:
55 gr. PMC Bronze is good to go.

Put it on a Chrono two weeks ago.

ETA:

Sorry about not adding this information.

The Bronze is slower than I remember it being. Doesn't keep me from buying it though. I don't think the Zombies will care.

Sixty two degrees ambient temp.

Results: All measured in Feet Per Second @ 6 feet from muzzle.

PMC 223 Bronze: 3111, 3078, 3107, 3107, 3119, 3059, 3059, 3059, 3059

Federal XM193: 3326, 3332, 3324, 3345, 3350, 3369, 3405, 3390, 3388

S&B SS109 : 3195, 3148, 3148, 3148, 3239, 3216, 3182, 3213, 3202, 3131, 3205, 3178, 3214, 3223, 3226

Winchester (M855): 3179, 3163, 3163, 3176, 3154, 3137, 3132, 3178, 3120, 3123

YMMV

-Arbiter

What barrel length?
I'm currently writing up a .223/5.56 ammunition database, and this information may be very useful, if that's ok by you of course
Link Posted: 10/15/2009 11:31:15 AM EST
I have shot 300 rounds of it with no problems.
Link Posted: 10/15/2009 2:06:38 PM EST
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What barrel length?
I'm currently writing up a .223/5.56 ammunition database, and this information may be very useful, if that's ok by you of course
[/quote]

With those numbers, I would bet it's through a 20" tube.
Link Posted: 10/15/2009 4:17:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/15/2009 6:14:43 PM EST by Arbiter]
20" Bushmaster 5.56mm Nato Chamber 1/9 Twist


ETA:

Oh and I clocked some Silver Bear as well. However I'm not in town at the moment. I'll be able to get that to you guys in a few weeks.

Oh and feel free to add this information to your database.

-Arbiter
Link Posted: 10/15/2009 4:28:05 PM EST
The bronze 55 grain is gtg.
Link Posted: 10/15/2009 4:29:36 PM EST
PMC has always been the worst accuracy for my guns.
Link Posted: 10/17/2009 8:37:40 AM EST
shot a bunch of it, never had anything but FUN!
Link Posted: 10/17/2009 10:10:02 AM EST
Good for plinking. 500+ shot here and not one problem.
Link Posted: 10/17/2009 10:59:12 AM EST
Ive had good results with it. Im glad its came down a little in price.
Link Posted: 10/17/2009 7:24:43 PM EST
Worked well in my colt
Link Posted: 10/17/2009 8:12:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By BackDrop:
PMC is GTG...get used to shooting it anyway, as Pirvi will not be shipping any more rifle ammunition till Jan. 2010.

Mmmmm....no one knows when Prvi will ship again. It will take a while to get the production lines running again. Then the ammo must loaded into conex boxes, trucked to a port, loaded on to the ship, sail across the ocean, be unloaded, trucked to the importer and possibly unloaded from the conex and trucked again to the final seller.

It will take a while.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 5:12:12 PM EST
Just thought I would add that I used the 55 grain PMC Bronze as the ammo to test and break in my first ever AR15 (I built). Worked reliably enough. Seemed to leave a lot of black in the barrel, but I am very new to all of this, so maybe that is normal. With a scope, my best 5 shot group with it was .625. Most other groups were .75". Shooting off a sand bag, front and rear.

- Phil
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 7:51:06 PM EST
I've shot a case of it through my 6920 without any problems at all. Definitely my favorite plinking round these days!
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 7:30:30 PM EST
yep, agreed. pmc is gtg
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 5:01:33 AM EST
I have put over 3000 rounds of the PMC Bronze through my Bushy without a hiccup! Great ammo for paper. The brass is good for reloading also. You can't beat the price as long as your not shooting Wolf. I think its GTG, just my .02
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